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Common Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis
Evening-Primrose Onagraceae family

Leaves: Leaves are lance-shaped, wavy-edged and slightly toothed.

Flower: Flowers are wide open at twilight, the pods are four times longer than broad. Flowers have four broad petals, with a crossed shaped stigma. Flowers are 1-2" wide.

Winter ID: Dried, 4-parted woody brown capsules stay on all winter and the next spring making winter ID easy. This plant is biennial, so you will see a rosette one year, and the flowers the next year.

Form/habitat: Grow to be 1-5' high. Can be found by roadsides and waste places

NWI Status: FACU-

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